Disney by the Numbers
Countless Facts About the Happiest Place on Earth
The Liberty Square riverboat is really a train (it's on tracks!). Merida wore 22 different costumes in Brave. The Sulley topiary weighs 4300 pounds. More? Former Cast Member Anthony Caselnova has thousands more. Your head will explode with Disney trivia.
Son of Faster Cheaper
A Sharp Look Inside the Animation Business
Disney Legend Floyd Norman knows where the "bodies are buried". Drawing (literally - the book is full of cartoons!) on his decades in the animation business, Floyd gleefully lampoons Disney (from Walt to Eisner), Hanna-Barbera, and others with sharp wit and sharper pen.
The Cotton Candy Road Trip
A Coast-to-Coast Tour of Vintage American Theme Parks
In the shadow of Disney and Universal exist a dying breed of little-known theme parks, brimming with regional charm, authenticity, and the American spirit. Pam Turlow visited 40 of them. This is her road trip (with photos and plenty of cotton candy).
Walt's People: Volume 2
Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him
We're re-releasing the entire Walt's People series in 2015, one book per month. Volume 2 features interviews with Ward Kimball, Herb Ryman, Woolie Reitherman, Frank Thomas, Floyd Gottfredson, Grim Natwick, Eric Larson, and many others.
Mouse in Transition
An Insider's Look at Disney Feature Animation
Steve Hulett's memoir of his decade at the Disney Studio is a one-of-a-kind chronicle of Disney's slow, painful transition from the days of Walt to the era of Eisner.
The "easy" Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit 2015
The most current Disney World guide book on the market!
Beat the crowds, the cost, and the chaos, and take the pain out of the pixie dust, with Disney experts Dave Shute (yourfirstvisit.net) and Josh Humphrey (easywdw.com), whose innovative, step-by-step advice makes The easy Guide the only Disney World trip planning book you'll ever need.
Murder in the Magic Kingdom
Who's Killing Cast Members?
In this debut novel from former Disney World VIP Tour Guide Annie Salisbury, a body has turned up in the waters of the Jungle Cruise and Disney wants to pin the murder on Cast Member Josh Bates. With security closing in, Josh must race through the theme parks to solve the murderer's maddening riddles and clear his name.
Amber Earns Her Ears
My Boss, Mickey Mouse
Come read Amber Sewell's Disney College Program diary and share her successes and her failures, her moments of delight and her moments of despair, and learn what happens when the pixie dust settles and the guests have gone home.
Ema Earns Her Ears
God Save the Mouse!
Ema Hutton's two summers in Disney's International College Program took her from a little town in England to cleaning rooms at Port Orleans and performing as Pluto in the Magic Kingdom. Ema gives the most revealing glimpse yet of working backstage at Disney World.
Sara Earns Her Ears
From Cali to the Castle
For California girl Sara Lopes, it wasn't enough to walk down Walt Disney World's Main Street. She wanted to live there. She got her wish, for a little while, and her secret cast member diary takes you with her from Cali to Cinderella Castle.
Walt Disney and the Promise of Progress City
The Story of Walt's EPCOT
Disney historian and urban planner Sam Gennawey traces the evolution of the EPCOT we didn't get and the Epcot we did, in a tour-de-force analysis of Walt's vision for city-building and how his City of Tomorrow might have turned out had he lived.
A Tale of Two Resorts
Disney Theme Parks at Your Fingertips
Like politics and religion, the topic of which theme park is better—Disneyland or Walt Disney World—is sure to fire up the faithful. In "A Tale of Two Resorts", Kristi Fredericks takes no side, but she does deliver the most comprehensive reference guide for both parks available anywhere.
The Disney Festivals Guide to a Walt Disney World Christmas 2014
Been Good This Year?
Whether you've been naughty or nice, Mickey invites you to his decked-out home for the holidays.
What to do? Who to see? What to expect? Mickey's little helper Ken Bingham has written a book and checked it twice with all you need to know.
The Happiest Workplace on Earth
Disney Imagineering Unleashed!
In an alternate future, where Epcot really did become a community of tomorrow, not just another theme park, Jack Rothman hunts down the traitors and terrorists who threaten to destroy all that Walt built.
An action thriller rolled into a Disney what-if!
Your Cartoons Will Never Be the Same
The history of animation in America is full of colorful characters—and that includes the animators themselves! Jim Korkis shares hundreds of funny, sometimes odd, but always endearing stories about the major animation studios, including Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, and Hanna-Barbera.
Walt Disney's Garage of Dreams
Walt Disney's first studio, in 1923, was his uncle's garage in Hollywood. Six decades later, the garage went up for auction. Nobody wanted it. This is the story of Disney executive Art Adler's struggle to save an essential piece of Disney history.
Plus, Art's insider story of working on the "suit-and-tie" side of Disney for ten years.
I Saw Ariel Do a Keg Stand
Sex, Pixie Dust, and Party Buses
When Chris Grimm got accepted into the Disney College Program, he set some goals: party, get laid, raise hell. Now, in this Cast Member diary, he tells all (all that he remembers, anyway). Not suitable for children, the politically correct, or (most) Disney moms.
The Adventures of Young Walt Disney
Walt Before Disney
Historian William Silvester chronicles Walt's earliest adventures on the farm, overseas, and in the big city, where he found little success but never ran out of dreams.
A companion to the feature film As Dreamers Do, with a foreword by the director, Logan Sekulow.
Find and Follow Your Disney Destiny
Karl Beaudry profiles two dozen Disney notables, from Walt Disney and Ward Kimball to Card Walker and George Kalogridis, and traces their paths from delivering newspapers, taking tickets, and washing dishes to the height of Disney fame and power.
The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion
Welcome, Foolish Readers!
Haunted Mansion expert Jeff Baham recounts the colorful, chilling history of the Mansion and pulls back the shroud on its darkest secrets in this definitive book about Disney's most ghoulish attraction.
Foreword by Rolly Crump
The Vault of Walt: Volume 3
Even More Unofficial Disney Stories Never Told
Best-selling author Jim Korkis brings forth from his famous Vault of Walt two dozen new stories about Disney films and theme parks, Disney stars and attractions, and of course, Walt himself. Disney fans and historians alike will relish these little-known tales.
The Disney Festivals Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014
Trick or Treat, Disney Style
National Geographic author and Disney expert Ken Bingham guides you through Disney's scariest event of the year, with tips for getting the best treats, meeting all your favorite characters, and finding Halloween adventure outside the parks.
The Ride Delegate: Memoir of a Walt Disney World VIP Tour Guide
Disney World for the 1%
The rich and famous experience Disney World differently from the rest of us: they're escorted by VIP tour guides, elite Cast Members who truly do hold the keys to the kingdom. Come meet the eccentric, outrageous guests who turned former VIP tour guide Annie Salisbury's life into a reality show.
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
Double Shot of the Disney College Program
Two girls from Colorado spend a year in the College Program at Walt Disney World, balancing pixie dust with reality bites, as they spin magic for guests in the parks, but can't talk their roommates into keeping the apartment clean.
Ears & Bubbles
Dancing for Mickey and the Maestro
In his official autobiography, Bobby Burgess recounts his up-tempo life as a Mouseketeer on the original Mickey Mouse Club and then as a dancing star on the Lawrence Welk Show with humorous, heartwarming tales and behind-the-scenes showbiz stories.
Death in the Tragic Kingdom
Mickey Mouse Hates This Book
No one goes to Disney to die. But some do die there, and more frequently than Disney wants you to know. Keaton Moll has their stories, including the after-stories of the vengeful park spirits and menacing ghosts who do not wish you to have a magical day.
Who's the Leader of the Club? Walt Disney's Leadership Lessons
Learn the secrets of Walt Disney's success.
Acclaimed Disney expert Jim Korkis tells the stories of what Walt did right, what he did wrong, and how you can follow in his footsteps. Packed with lessons, anecdotes, and quotes, Jim's new book is all you need to master the Disney Way.
Service with Character: The Disney Studios and World War II
Disney Goes to War!
As Hitler's tanks rolled across Europe, the U.S. government informally drafted Walt Disney. David Lesjak chronicles those dark years, when the Army took over the Disney Studios and even Donald Duck went to work for Uncle Sam.
Life in the Mouse House
Homer Brightman's searing stories of working with Walt Disney and top Disney animators during the company's Golden Age.
Brightman recounts how Walt ruled the studio with fear, the endless posturing for Walt's favor, the studio's politically toxic culture, animator pranks and foibles, and more.
Disney's Hollywood Studios: From Show Biz to Your Biz
Lights! Camera! Take Action!
Former Disney University leader J. Jeff Kober shares little-known stories behind dozens of park attractions, restaurants, and shops, and teaches you how to use Disney's peerless storytelling and customer service secrets to take your life and your business to new heights.
Vault of Walt: Volume 1
What's in the best-selling first volume of the Vault of Walt?
Disney stories like only Jim Korkis can tell them, including the low-down on Walt's fixation on miniatures, the FBI's fixation on Walt, the man who "shot" Walt, and lots more Disney film and park tales.
Foreword by Diane Disney Miller.
Vault of Walt: Volume 2
Jim Korkis goes back into the Vault of Walt for a second super-helping of unofficial, unauthorized, uncensored Disney stories never told.
In this volume, Korkis tells of the seven Snow Whites, the birth of the Jungle Cruise, Walt's nasty feud with Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, and over two dozen more tales.
The Book of Mouse
When a mouse as famous as Mickey turns 85 years old, he has lots of stories to tell.
In this comprehensive "biography" of Mickey Mouse, Jim Korkis tells all of those stories, and more, including plenty of "Mouse-ka-Tales" and an annotated filmography of Mickey's cinematic career.
Who's Afraid of the Song of the South?
Why doesn't Disney want you to see Song of the South? Is it really such a racist movie?
Jim Korkis tackles a hot box of taboo Disney topics, including racism, sex, politics, and pornography in this collection of tales too outrageous to keep in the Vault of Walt.
Disney's Grand Tour
Join Walt Disney on a whirlwind tour through Europe at the dawn of Disney's Golden Age of Animation.
Didier Ghez follows in Walt's footsteps on a "vacation" that set the stage for Disney's classic films and influenced everything from Disney animation to its theme parks.
The Accidental Mouseketeer
Original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr takes you on a wild ride through his long career, from diapers to Disney and beyond.
Burr spills the bean about his first kiss with Annette Funicello, his love/hate relationships with the other Mouseketeers, and what the Mouseketeers did when the cameras weren't rolling. (Ears not included.)
Funny Animals and More
Animation expert and anime pioneer Fred Patten takes you from Japan's Raideen to Disney's Zootopia.
Delve into the history of anime in America, learn why Mickey Mouse should have been Mickey Rat, pierce the Disney myths, and get your fill of funny animals. Not into funny animals? You will be soon.
Bob McLain parts the pixie dust to reveal the scariest, creepiest, nastiest characters you'll ever meet at Walt Disney World.
These Disney dreadfuls can turn the happiest place on earth into the most hellish place on earth. Learn how to recognize and deal with these dreadfuls—before it's too late!
Walt's People: Volume 1
What was it really like to work for Walt Disney?
Disney historian Didier Ghez presents the first in his seminal series of interviews with the Disney artists and animators who worked with Walt. In this volume: Marc Davis, John Hench, Bill Tytla, Ken Anderson, and half a dozen more.
Walt's People: Volume 13
Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him
Disney historian Didier Ghez presents the latest in his seminal series of interviews with the Disney artists and animators who worked with Walt. In this volume: Fess Parker, Tony Baxter, Blaine Gibson, X. Atencio, Don Iwerks, and twenty-five more.
Walt's People: Volume 14
Talking Disney with the Artists Who Knew Him
Disney historian Didier Ghez presents the latest in his seminal series of interviews with the Disney artists and animators who worked with Walt. In this volume: Bill Justice, Eddie Sotto, Alice Davis, Admiral Joe Fowler, and twenty more.